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Two NJ Men Indicted In Violent 2011 Murder, Multiple Counts Handed Up

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Two men face numerous charges stemming from the beating death of a man whose body was found in a car trunk in northern New Jersey last year.

An indictment recently handed up by a Morris County grand jury brings several counts against 22-year-old Carlos Rojas of North Bergen, including felony murder and kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Rojas repeatedly hit 27-year-old Esteban Hernandez-Vazquez of North Bergen in the head with a hammer in August 2011. The attack apparently occurred outside the Fairview home of 46-year-old Oscar Benedicto-Aleman, who allegedly helped Rojas move the body to a wooded area of Lincoln Park.

Benedicto-Aleman, who apparently played no role in the slaying, was indicted on numerous counts, including disturbing human remains and hindering apprehension.

Neither Rojas nor Benedicto-Aleman could be reached for comment Sunday.

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